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cranial implant

Posted by @ruthmarie in Brain & Nervous System, Feb 24, 2012

Our 33 yr old son had a TBI in March of 2011. He had a crainiectomy (sp) folowed by a crainialplasty in July. In November the bone flap began to resorb. It is to the point now that his skull is 'caving in', his eye on the surgical side is swollen with fluid and hardly opens. The hospital we used has 7 people waiting for implants and no current vendor. We were told they can do nothing unless it becomes critical, i.e. stroke or seizure. Any thoughts on this? We fought so hard to save his life, now it seems to be slipping away.


Posted by @alexsimon, Mar 2, 2012

Hi Ruthmarie -
Mayo Clinic cannot give medical advice out via this site, however if you are interested in getting a second opinion or consultation in MN, FL, or AZ, please click on the "Request an Appointment" link on the upper right hand corner of your screen.

I hope you son get's better soon.

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